Saudi Arabia erects high-tech fence to keep out #ISIS terrorists – an annotated infographic

Hadrian’s Wall, the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, the US-Mexico Border Fence. Sometimes, the only way to keep undesirables in an adjacent geographical (and ideological) space from sneaking in to your own is by building a big-ass barrier.

Learning this valuable home security lesson from history, Saudi Arabia has unveiled a 900km state-of-the art fence along its border with Iraq to ensure that the war waged by Islamic State extremists doesn’t spill across its frontier.

The $3.4 billion Northern Border Security Project was built by Munich-based Airbus Defence and Space. Watchtowers, radars, night-vision cameras, face-recognition software, underground movement sensors, razor wire, armoured recon vehicles – it’s all good.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Saudi Arabia's techno fence: ISIS types, keep out
Saudi Arabia’s techno fence: ISIS types, keep out

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